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Basketball: Schenley alums get ready for TBT semifinals

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History indicates that Overseas Elite will win the championship of The Basketball Tournament next week.

After all, the team has never lost a game in the tournament -- they're 17-0 all-time -- and are the two-time defending champions.

But this year's field is the best the tournament has seen in its four years of existence, and Overseas Elite even getting past its semifinal opponent will be a tall task.

Led by its trio of former Schenley stars, Overseas Elite will take on Boeheim's Army in the TBT semifinals Tuesday at Coppin State University in Baltimore. The game is scheduled for 9 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN. The winner will advance to play the Scarlet & Grey-Challenge ALS winner in Thursday's championship with a $2 million prize on the line.

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Basketball: Former Schenley stars headed for TBT semifinals

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DeJuan Blair, D.J. Kennedy and DeAndre Kane will be making an important business trip in just over a week.

Destination: Baltimore.

The trio of Schenley greats who have reunited for the first time in a decade are two wins away from earning a share of $2 million. They'll take the next step towards that goal when their Overseas Elite team plays Boeheim's Army in The Basketball Tournament (TBT) semifinals Aug. 1 at Coppin State University. Tip off is scheduled for 7 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ESPN. The championship will be played two days later.

Overseas Elite, the two-time defending champion, earned a spot in the semifinals by defeating Ram Nation, 86-79, in Sunday's quarterfinals. Overseas Elite overcame a 10-point deficit in the second half to improve to 17-0 all time. Blair scored 12 points, Kennedy had 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Kane added eight points. The three are playing together for the first time since leading Schenley to a state title in 2007.

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Basketball: Schenley greats advance to TBT quarterfinals

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Overseas Elite keeps on winning, which means three Schenley greats are getting close to winning a nice chunk of change.

Two-time defending champion Overseas Elite defeated the Tampa Bulls, 84-76, Friday night in The Basketball Tournament (TBT) Super 16. The tournament champion takes home a winner-take-all prize of $2 million. Overseas Elite, a No. 1 seed, advances to Sunday's quarterfinals and will take on No. 2 Ram Nation, a team of VCU alumni. That game wil be played at Long Island University in Brooklyn and will be televised on ESPN at 2 p.m.

Three former Schenley stars -- D.J. Kennedy, DeAndre Kane and DeJuan Blair -- combined to score 24 points in Overseas Elite's win. All three started the game, the first time that has happened in a meaningful game since the trio led Schenley to the PIAA Class 4A title in 2007.

Kennedy finished with 11 points and 6 rebounds. Kane scored 10 points and 4 assists. Blair chipped in 3 points. Through three games, Kennedy is averaging 16.7 points, Kane 9 and Blair 8.

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Basketball: It's Super 16 time for former Schenley stars

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Three former Schenley stars are four wins away from claiming a share of $2 million.

They'll get the opportunity to earn the first of those victories Friday.

D.J. Kennedy, DeJuan Blair and DeAndre Kane will take the floor for Overseas Elite, which will play the Tampa Bulls in the Super 16 of The Basketball Tournament, the winner-take-all tournament that is in its fourth year. The game is set for 9 p.m. at Long Island University in Brooklyn and will be broadcast nationally on ESPN2.

Overseas Elite is the two-time defending champion. Kennedy played on both teams. Kane joined in last year. Blair was added to the team this year. The three led Schenley to a PIAA championship in 2007.